Russia and the U.S. are elaborating a document on cooperation in aviation operations against ISIS in Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has told TASS.
“Unfortunately, the Americans cut our interaction only to some technical issues of cooperation of our pilots during the missions,” he noted, adding that potential of Russian-US military cooperation between the defence ministries is far greater than the Americans have proposed to Russia now.
“The Americans gave us the document which are we working on. I want to say that the General Staff will support this document, currently we are working on its content,” said Russian official.
He also highlighted than Russia is interested in military cooperation with any country to the same extent the partner in question is interested in it, too.
Recalling, October 1, the two countries' military officials spoke on the performing safe aircraft attacks in Syria. Russian side described the talks to be "constructive", and the Pentagon estimated them as "professional and cordial".
September 30, Russian Air Force struck the first airstrike in Syria. The bombing killed at least 30 people, including 12 children. Local media reported that there were no ISIS militants at that place, and aviation of the Russian Federation is bombing places where the opponents of the Assad regime are located.